This subject involves the instrumental study of spoken language. Students should become familiar with basic techniques commonly used to analyse the acoustics and articulation of sound sequences, and prosody (eg. stress and intonation).The relationship of these techniques to current models of speech production and perception and laboratory phonology.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should:
Understand the use of different experimental techniques in phonetic science;
developed skills in instrumental phonetic analysis of spoken language;
have acquired computer literacy through use of IT in accoustic and articulatory analyses of spoken language.
At the completion of this subject, students should:
have acquired skill in observation and attention to detail through anaylsis of phonetics data;
have strengthened their computer literacy through use of IT in acoustic and auditory analysis of spoken language;
have improved their ability to communicate knowledge intelligibly and economically.